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Sacral Foraminal Osteochondroma Causing RadiculopathyA Case Report
Michael Maceroli, MD1; Ravi Ponnappan, MD2; Brandon Shallop, BS2; Alex Vaccaro, MD2; John Abraham, MD2
1 Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. E-mail address for J. Abraham: John.Abraham@rothmaninstitute.com
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedics, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Disclosure: None of the authors received payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his or her institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. One or more of the authors, or his or her institution, has had a financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with an entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. No author has had any other relationships, or has engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Jul 10;3(3):e70 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00001
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Osteochondromas are the most common benign tumor of bone. These tumors are composed of a histologically normal osseous projection and a cartilaginous cap. The lesion is commonly metaphyseal, likely arising from a physis. Clinically, osteochondromas usually present as a painless protrusion or bump. The most common age of presentation is between ten and twenty years of age. These tumors are rarely found in the spinal column1. Only 1% to 4% of primary osteochondromas occur in the spine2,3 and, of these, less than 0.5% originate in the sacrum4.
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